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Visiting Cape Town, South Africa in October

October is warm, and sunny but overcast at times with long bright days. October is predominantly dry but a bit rainy with occasional light showers, though there are many days with out any rain. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town. October is too cold for swimming in Cape Town for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting Cape Town in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Cape Town in October?

Yes, October is a good time for sunbathing in Cape Town. October is warm with lots of sunshine but some overcast and cloudy skies, still great for sunbathing, and there is some chance of rain showers.

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in October is 22°C (71°F).

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Can you swim in Cape Town in October?

No, October is too cold for swimming in Cape Town for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (61°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is October a good time to holiday in Cape Town?

Yes, October is a good time for a holiday in Cape Town.

October is warm and sunny but overcast at times with long bright days. It is predominantly dry but a bit rainy with occasional light showers, though there are many days with out any rain.

It's great for enjoying the beach and exploring the area.

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in October is 22°C (71°F).

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How cold is Cape Town in October?

The average minimum temperature in Cape Town in October is 12°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cape Town in October?

The average day light hours per day in Cape Town in October are 12.9 and there are 8.2 hours of sunshine per day on average during October, making it sunny but overcast at times with long bright days.

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Is it warm enough to swim in Cape Town in October?

No, October is too cold for swimming in Cape Town for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (61°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is Cape Town warm in October?

Yes, Cape Town is warm in October.

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in October is 22°C (71°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Town in October is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature ranges is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

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Temperature in Cape Town in October

The average maximum temperature in Cape Town in October is 22°C (71°F). The average maximum temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Town in October is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature ranges is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Town in October is 12°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 10°C (49°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Town in October

The average day light hours per day in Cape Town in October are 12.9 and there are 8.2 hours of sunshine per day on average during October making it sunny but overcast at times with long bright days

The ultraviolet index in Cape Town in October is typically 10.1 during October. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Cape Town in October

The average sea water temperature in Cape Town in October is 15.9°C (60.6°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Cape Town in October

The average total rainfall in Cape Town in October is 4.1cm (1.6inches) and on average there are 8.8 rainy days in October making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Town in October

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape Town in October is 13°C (56°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 15°C (15°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Town in October is typically 90.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.7% in the previous month and 88.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Town in October is typically 69.9%. The average relative humidity is 73.2% in the previous month and 68.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Town in October

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Town in October is typically 32KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 35KM/H (22MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Town in October is typically 17KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 19KM/H (12MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Town in October is from the South-Southwest.

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